Thomas Sowell: ‘Tax cuts for the rich’?

Thomas Sowell: ‘Tax cuts for the rich’?

By Thomas Sowell One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having been disproved years ago, or even generations ago. A classic example is the phrase “tax cuts for the rich,” which is loudly proclaimed by opponents, whenever there is a proposal to reduce tax […]

Thomas Sowell: The real lessons of Middlebury College

Thomas Sowell: The real lessons of Middlebury College

By Thomas Sowell Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a student group who had invited him to speak. They also inflicted injuries requiring hospitalization on a woman from the faculty who was with him. Where have all […]

Thomas Sowell: Education at a crossroads: Part II

Thomas Sowell: Education at a crossroads: Part II

By Thomas Sowell One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods, and especially in more affluent neighborhoods. Attempts to assign blame are too numerous to name, much less explore. But as someone who […]

Thomas Sowell: Education at a crossroads

Thomas Sowell: Education at a crossroads

By Thomas Sowell In just a matter of days a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income communities, and in the very troubled area of race relations in America. An opportunity has arisen — belatedly — that may not come again in this generation. That is an […]

Thomas Sowell: Farewell

Thomas Sowell: Farewell

By Thomas Sowell Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting, but why I kept at it so […]

Thomas Sowell: The ‘diversity’ fraud

Thomas Sowell: The ‘diversity’ fraud

By Thomas Sowell Nothing so epitomizes the politically correct gullibility of our times as the magic word “diversity.” The wonders of diversity are proclaimed from the media, extolled in the academy and confirmed in the august chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States. But have you ever seen one speck of hard evidence […]

Thomas Sowell: Where are we?

Thomas Sowell: Where are we?

By Thomas Sowell We are now in a kind of political no-man’s-land between an administration on its way out and a new administration taking shape. Predictions are always risky — and nowhere more so than in times like these. What we can do, however, is assess where we are, and what some of the opportunities […]

Thomas Sowell: The Left’s gambles

Thomas Sowell: The Left’s gambles

By Thomas Sowell Sometimes life forces us to make decisions, even when we don’t have enough information to know how the decision will turn out. The risks may be even greater when people make decisions for other people. Yet there are some who are not only willing, but eager, to take decisions away from those […]

Thomas Sowell: Backward-looking ‘progressives’

Thomas Sowell: Backward-looking ‘progressives’

By Thomas Sowell People who call themselves “progressives” claim to be forward-looking, but a remarkable amount of the things they say and do are based on looking backward. One of the maddening aspects of the thinking, or non-thinking, on the political left is their failure to understand that there is nothing they can do about […]

Thomas Sowell: What now?: Part II

Thomas Sowell: What now?: Part II

By Thomas Sowell As the post-election shock of some, and the euphoria of others, both begin to wear off, the country and the new administration will have some very serious problems to face, at home and abroad. How those problems are faced — or evaded — will tell us a lot about the next four […]

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